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Barcelona President's Stupid Response When Alphonso Davies Was Recommended To Him

Barcelona President's Stupid Response When Alphonso Davies Was Recommended To Him

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu passed up on the chance to sign Alphonso Davies simply because of his nationality.

Prior to Bayern Munich ramping up their interest in the Vancouver Whitecaps youth product, Bartomeu was told about the prospect by Barca legend Hristo Stoichkov.

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But despite the Bulgarian's glowing recommendation, Bartomeu wasn't the slightest bit interested because Davies is Canadian.

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The astonishing rejection story was reported by Luis Omar Tapia from TUDN after the 19-year old's sensational performance, which included the most incredible mazy run and assist for Joshua Kimmich's goal, in the 8-2 annihilation of Barcelona on Friday night.

His display received prompted social media reaction from fellow left-backs Andy Robertson and Marcelo, who were both seriously impressed with what they saw.

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Capped 17 times for his country, Davies is already well on his way to becoming the best Canadian player of all time and Barca's loss was undoubtedly Bayern's gain.

Remarkably, Davies was close to signing for Welsh side Swansea City for a dirt-cheap £3 million back in 2017 but the deal fell through because of work permit problems.

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Bayern snapped him up for £19.8 million a year later and already it's looking like an extremely savvy bit of business after a series of superb rampaging displays up and down the left flank.

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Nicknamed "the FC Bayern roadrunner" by teammate Thomas Muller thanks to his electric pace, Davies made 29 Bundesliga appearances this term, scoring three times and assisting four as he established himself as first-choice in a title-winning backline.

He's performed exceptionally in the Champions League too and could finish a phenomenal breakthrough season with a memorable treble.

Topics: Football News, FC Barcelona, Football, Barcelona, ​Alphonso Davies, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga

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Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.